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0001615Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Immigrationpublic2010-04-28 14:132010-06-09 06:46
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0001615: Immigriants have no skill in their job.
Just got a wave of migrants which included a blacksmith(who had no metalworking skills; instead he was only novice persuader), a clothier(who has no clothesmakign skill; novice teacher only) and a trapper(no trapping skill; had basic armor/shield/hammer skills instead). It seems to me these guys should just be "Peasants", instead of having a fake profession, with the exception of the last one, who should maybe be called hammerdwarf.
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related to 0001609resolved Toady One Immigrant dwarves' skills often don't match their job settings 
Issue History
2010-04-28 14:13RandomnumbergeneratorNew Issue
2010-04-28 14:15RandomnumbergeneratorNote Added: 0005584
2010-04-28 14:20Logical2uNote Added: 0005587
2010-04-28 14:20Logical2uRelationship addedrelated to 0001609
2010-04-28 15:17FarmerbobNote Added: 0005596
2010-04-28 15:18FarmerbobNote Edited: 0005596bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0005596#r2051
2010-04-28 18:14DekonNote Added: 0005609
2010-04-29 12:57RandomnumbergeneratorNote Added: 0005693
2010-04-29 13:02FootkerchiefNote Added: 0005695
2010-04-29 13:02FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-04-29 13:02FootkerchiefResolutionopen => no change required
2010-04-29 13:02FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2010-06-09 06:46Toady OneStatusresolved => closed

2010-04-28 14:15   
Just got a Pump Operator with no skills AT ALL.

Just noticed thsi might be a duplicate/child of http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/mantisbt/view.php?id=1609 [^]
2010-04-28 14:20   
So they were "designated" as the jobs you mentioned? (IE: Were their colours for, say, a blacksmith, without having any metalworking skills whatsoever?)

Can't have a hammerdwarf spawn on the edge of the map due to bugginess Toady reported in a Devlog.

Are you sure you aren't maybe disabling some of your skill views?
2010-04-28 15:17   
(edited on: 2010-04-28 15:18)
I have had a blue fisherdwarf appear, who had no fishing skills, but did have all metalworking skills. Today I had a yellow woodcutter dwarf appear with no woodcutting skills, but he had some sort of farming skills, brewing I think. This happens across all maps, and frequently. There is no pattern I can determine.

2010-04-28 18:14   
I know this is a silly, but I think Logical2u is right..

I think you've got one of the settings turned off. Scroll over one of your dwarves and hit 'b'. See if it doesn't come up. It really sounds like you just have your labor disabled.
2010-04-29 12:57   
Oh... huh. Yeah, it was that they were disabled. I didn't even know you could do that.

Delete please >.<
2010-04-29 13:02   
Haha. Glad that's cleared up.